Blind contour

An exercise in drawing and observation where the artist carefully observes the outline edges of the object with little concern for the finished product.  "The student, fixing their eyes on the outline of the model or object, draws the contour very slowly in a steady, continuous line without lifting the pencil or looking at the paper. The student may look at the paper to place an internal feature, but once they begin to draw it, they do not glance down, but follows the same procedure as for the outline. A well-done blind contour drawing frequently has sufficient quality and character to be preserved as a work of art." (Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blind_contour_drawing)

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